Friday Five

It’s all change at Downing Street in this week’s Friday Five

PM BoJo turns the heat up on health and social care Yesterday our new prime minister, Boris Johnson delivered his first speech. As part of this, there notable mentions for the NHS and social care. During the week there have been several predictions made about BoJo’s biggest health and social care challenges, as he replaces…

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New PM sets Hancock NHS infrastructure and social care challenge

Although there was a lot of speculation that Matt Hancock could have been promoted in the new Johnson government, last night it was revealed that he would be remain in post as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Considering over half of Teresa May’s cabinet was sacked, he was lucky to avoid the…

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PM BoJo turns the heat up on health and social care

On a scorching summers day, Boris Johnson has just delivered his first speech as our new prime minister. Not even The Simpsons predicted that one. As part of this there was of course a shout out for the NHS, but more surprisingly social care got a nod. The new PM cryptically said: “We start this…

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Mental, physical and contagious diseases dominate the headlines

Cheap flights blamed for massive rise in skin cancer rates New research has shown that rates of the skin cancer, melanoma, have risen by 45% over the course of a decade. Melanoma is the fifth most common cause of cancer in the UK and is often caused by repeated and unprotected skin exposure to UV…